Paperwork When Selling a Car in MontanaPage Overview
Paperwork Required to Sell Your Vehicle in Montana
Are you looking to sell a vehicle in Big Sky Country? If youâ€™d like the lowdown on the process of selling a car in Montana, weâ€™ve got you covered! Here weâ€™ll sketch out the basic process and also provide other relevant resources from the Montana Department of Justiceâ€™s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
When you want to sell your car in Montana, the first steps are all about gauging its condition, checking its current market value, setting a fair price, and then advertising to potential buyers. We cover all of those procedures and more in our Guide to Selling Your Carâ€”check it out!
Once youâ€™ve located a buyer, youâ€™ll sign off on the title, complete a small amount of additional paperwork, and remove the license plates.
Required Documents in Montana
To successfully complete the sale of a car in Montana, you and any other registered owners must sign off on the vehicleâ€™s certificate of title. Your signatures must be notarized.
If you have another person signing for you on the title in a power of attorney situation, he or she must include your name as well and write â€œPOAâ€ after his or her signature. Additionally, the Power of Attorney (Form MV65) should be included with the title.
Youâ€™ll also want to make sure that any liens connected with the vehicle have been formally released. The lien holder can either complete a Release of Security Interest or Lien (Form MV37A) or provide a release of security interest/lien on letterhead with the pertinent vehicle details.
You may also choose to use a Montana Bill of Sale (Form MV24), which you can download from the Montana MVD website. On here youâ€™ll provide information including:
- The sale price.
- The year, make, model, style, and vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle.
- The current odometer reading.
- Both your and the buyerâ€™s signature.
If youâ€™re missing your car title, or itâ€™s been stolen or damaged, youâ€™ll need to request a duplicate before you can complete your sale. You can do so by completing the Application for Replacement Certificate of Title (Form MV7). This form can be completed online then printed out and sent to the Montana MVDâ€™s Title and Registration Bureau.
All thatâ€™s required on the form are basic details about the vehicle, such as its year, make, model, and VIN. You will also need to include your details and your signature.
There is a $10 fee for obtaining the replacement title.
When youâ€™re selling a car in Montana, remember that thereâ€™s a good chance that potential buyers may seek out a vehicle history report. This is an excellent resource for used-car shoppers, as it provides information on whether the vehicle in question has:
- Been in an accident in the past.
- Been involved in a theft.
- Had significant repairs made.
- A history of odometer fraud.
Read more about what a vehicle history report offersâ€”and how it plays a role in car salesâ€”on our Vehicle History Reports page.
Donâ€™t forget about your license plates when youâ€™re selling a car in Montana. Those plates stay with you, so you should remove them from the vehicle. You can transfer them to another car only if itâ€™s been registered with the MT county treasurer.Organ Donation Survey
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